Holographic interferometry of superorbital test flows

Margaret Wegener, Alexis Bishop, Tim McIntyre, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

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The laser-based optical technique of holographic interferometry has been applied to diagnosis of very high enthalpy flows produced in a superorbital expansion tube. This facility, X1, is capable of simulating conditions experienced by spacecraft travelling at superorbital speeds through planetary atmospheres. Holographic interferometry enables visualisation and non-intrusive measurement of integrated gas density.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 1996 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 8 Sep 199613 Sep 1996
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/3984/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 1996
Abbreviated titleCLEO Europe 1996
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